Deep into the third quarter of the divisional round of the NFC playoffs last season, the Los Angeles Rams had built a comfortable 27-3 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Von Miller and the rest of the Rams defense had a well-deserved confidence about how the rest of the game was going to go, to the point where Miller felt comfortable talking a little trash to Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.
As did many before him, Miller quickly found out how badly that can backfire, when Brady helped lead the Bucs to a furious comeback that tied the game at 27 in the final minutes.
Here’s Miller recounting the story to Mike Silver:
.@VonMiller tells @MikeSilver he learned the hard way to never trash talk @TomBrady pic.twitter.com/fKeUiDvRvg
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) July 25, 2022
The Rams would ultimately win the game on a last-second field goal, but that’ll probably be the last time Miller gets too confident while playing against Brady.